People with a physical or mental disability can find overseas travel challenging. It is your responsibility to make sure that the carrier and holiday provider is given all the relevant details of your requirements at all stages of the journey. So think about what kind of facilities or support you will need.
Also, don’t forget to treat yourself with some new clothes when going on holiday this summer – it’s always nice to have a few new outfits to make you feel all the more special. Our Adaptawear range includes discreetly adapted clothing for both men and women to help make independent and assisted dressing easier.
Below is a list of specialist travel companies for those with limited mobility or accessibility requirement.
Enable Holidays is a specialist operator in limited mobility holidays. It audits the accessibility and grading the suitability of accommodation in the UK and abroad for people with mobility impairments. In addition to providing holidays for disabled travellers, Enable also caters for the senior holiday market, slow walkers and people looking for an easier way to get around and enjoy their holiday.
Limitless Travel provides tours and packages for people with disabilities, and its run by people with disabilities, which means they really understand your requirements as a traveller. You can ask their specialist advisors to plan and book your holiday, tailor made to meet your needs and personal tastes: be it a romantic break in Paris or a group getaway in Spain. Luxury coach trips to Scotland and Devon are on offer too, with fully accessible, luxury coaches and carers on hand to assist you too.
Richmond Retreats have award winning retirement holiday sites in the Cotswolds and surrounding areas. Carers are on site 24/7. Reviews are excellent and well worth a read. Available activities are numerous catering for various degrees of disability including Spa treatments. An excellent choice for the elderly who have specialist needs.
Warner Leisure Hotels
Warner Leisure Hotels are well known for their short break holidays mainly in mansion style accommodation. They do not offer care assistance but they have a number of rooms for disabled persons. Warners are well known for their live nightly live entertainment, high standard of food on a half board basis and offering a range of spa and leisure facilities.
Shearings offer a range of escorted coach tours and breaks, and have a special helpdesk for guests with mobility restrictions or other impairments. Read more or call 01942 496 507.
The Holiday Homes Trust
The Holiday Homes Trust, is a registered national charity, which provides very reasonably priced self-catering holiday accommodation for any family whose quality of life is diminished by disability or infirmity. The holiday is for a whole family or group in which one or more persons suffer from a disability. The accommodation is mainly in suitable caravans and a smaller number of chalets.
Advantage Healthcare Group
Advantage Healthcare provides a Nurse, Healthcare Assistant or Support Worker to accompany you on holiday in the UK, to support you with your activities of daily living. See this article Advantage Care at Home.
Access Travel specialises in holidays for wheelchair bound and other disabled persons.
Disability Holidays Guide
Disability Holidays Guide serves as a guide to international holidays for those with disabilities.
Vision Hotels has hotels which cater principally for guests with vision impairment. However, the overall ethos of the hotels is advertised as one of caring and accessibility for all.
Disabled Holiday Information
Disabled Holiday Information is a charity which caters for the arrangement of holidays in hotels/bed and breakfast/self-catering nationwide for those with disabilities. It is largely run by those who themselves have disabilities.
Can Do Holidays
Can Do Holidays assists those with disabilities to find suitably adapted accommodation to meet their particular requirements.
Please visit our Adaptawear website if you would like to stock up on adapted clothing products before you leave to go away on holiday this summer. We have everything you need from summer ladies blouses, ladies dresses, men’s trousers to summer nightwear.